Potter's Field

Chris Dolan

The bodies of two youths lie with bullet holes in their heads. Nicotine-starved, and ill-attired, prosecutor Maddy Shannon attends the scene, unaware that this grim morning is about to spiral out of control.
Date Published :
July 2015
Language:
English
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Paperback
ISBN : 9781908251329
Pages : 296
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Overview
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In Glasgow's Kelvingrove Park, the bodies of two youths lie with bullet holes in their heads. Hungover, nicotine-starved, and ill-attired, procurator fiscal Maddy Shannon attends the scene, unaware that this grim morning is about to spiral out of control. The corpses have been carefully disfigured, perhaps signs of gangland revenge or, worse, ritual slayings. Motives and suspects are hard to find. As the gruesome complexities of the investigation multiply, the fragmented story of Maddy's immigrant ancestors - her grandfather Nono and his Great Adventure - emerges as a counterpoint to brutality and corruption. As she struggles to prove her worth against the darkest side of human nature, we discover the history and heartbreak that created this strong-willed woman. This first crime novel by versatile Scottish author Chris Dolan is written with wit and empathy. "Plenty to keep [readers] guessing in Dolan's complex, perceptive crime debut."--Kirkus Reviews "Deftly unsettling crime novel. . . Visceral prose, a dark subject, and black humor make this a welcome addition to the Tartan Noir collective."--Publishers Weekly "Deftly crafted and a compelling read from first page to last."--The Midwest Book Review

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